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Steven Rubio
Berkeley, CA
If I could describe myself in one sentence, I wouldn't need a blog.
Interests: san francisco giants, bruce springsteen, pink, teevee, sleater-kinney
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Love is suffering. Love is unhappiness. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Steven Rubio's Online Life
One garden, two serpents. Eden never stood a chance. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Winona Ryder usually makes a movie better just by her presence. A movie like A Scanner Darkly is great on its own, but Ryder fits right in. Heathers wouldn't be nearly as fun without Ryder. She can't rescue a truly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Keep behind me. There's no sense in getting killed by a plant. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Here at NASA we all pee the same color. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Off the top of my head, rearranged in alphabetical order by title if I got them right: "I am an antiChrist, I am an anarchist" "In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream" "Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat?" "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine" "I don't know just where I'm goin'" "You ain't nothin' but a hound dog" "When I had you to myself, I didn't want you around" "You tell lies thinking I can't see" "Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans" "Once upon a time you dressed so fine" "Down on Cyprus Avenue" "What you want, baby, I got it" "I know I come to you only when in need" "A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-boom!" (sp?) "When you were mine, I gave you all of my money" Yours?
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2018 on music friday: 1997 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Joe Posnanski got an entire blog post from a tweet that asked, "What are your favorite opening lines in songs?" Radiohead, "Paranoid Android". "Please could you stop the noise?" Cornershop, "Brimful of Asha". "There's dancing behind movie scenes." Missy Elliott,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Funny thing is, Dellums actually did get stuff done once in a while ... maybe not as often as a centrist toady, but sometimes. Good enough for me.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2018 on ron dellums and me at Steven Rubio's Online Life
[I will] totally dismantle every intelligence agency in this country piece by piece, nail by nail, brick by brick. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Matt Zoller Seitz' work intrigues me. First, I like his writing. Second, he really takes the time to work out his positions ... in writing, but his video essays are especially good. But most of all, I love Seitz because his taste is so contrary to my own. If I want to know why Terence Malick is highly regarded, for instance, I know I can go to Seitz. I always learn from him. But, as you note, he rarely changes my opinion. I get a better understanding, but I don't like the movies any better despite that understanding.
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Wasteland of the free Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
It's funny to imagine someone happening on this chat via Google, reading "Ed Begley on LSD!", and wondering what the heck we're talking about.
Most of the stuff I remember has to do with the guy throwing the ball at the ump, Gibson getting stuff thrown at him, and did I mention it was cold? Everything else I found just looking stuff up today ... I knew some of it, but needed a memory jog!
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
Yeah, I have a soft spot in my heart for Oliver! because my parents played the soundtrack album all the time. But, as you note, the Oscars don't often get it right. Among the 1968 movies that weren't nominated for Best Picture: Monterey Pop, Night of the Living Dead, Spirits of the Dead, Rosemary's Baby ... pretty good year for horror! (Rosemary's Baby did get 2 noms, and won for Best Supporting Actress, which is something.) Actually, another favorite of mine from that year, Wild in the Streets, actually got an Oscar nomination for editing! Now that's my idea of trivia!
At my age there's not much traffic anymore. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
I can't find the Rolling Stone reference ... it was a reader's poll. In 2014, another poll, this one for BBC Radio, also picked "Common Ground" #1, over "Bittersweet Symphony" and a couple of Oasis songs. Maybe Oasis hurt itself in the poll by having more than one choice. If I was asked off the top of my head, Oasis is the band I'd think of first as far as Britpop goes. But by 1995, I'm in my 40s, and we're perilously close to the time when I no longer had enough of a connection to what was happening in popular music.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2018 on music friday: 1995 at Steven Rubio's Online Life
I also liked Alfred Molina as Aldrich in the Feud TV series.
I really enjoyed the Aldrich movies that I liked ... I suppose that's a silly and obvious thing to say, but the difference between, say, Attack! and Emperor of the North is pretty large.